Scott Moura


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•UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2013) University of California, San Diego

Topic: PDE Control and Estimation Techniques for Advanced Battery Management Systems

•Ph.D. (2011), M.S.E. (1992) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mechanical Engineering

Dissertation: Techniques for Battery Health Conscious Power Management via Electrochemical Modeling and Optimal Control

•B.S. (2006) University of California, Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering


•University of California, Berkeley Jul 2013 – present

Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

•MINES Paris Tech – Paris, France Mar 2013 – Jun 2013

Visiting Researcher

•University of California, San Diego Jul 2011 – Jun 2013

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow

•University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan August 2006 – April 2011

Graduate Student Research Assistant

•DaimlerChrysler Corporation – Detroit, Michigan May 2006 - August 2006

Summer Intern, Electrical Engineering - Vehicle Engineering

•Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, Michigan May 2005 - August 2005

Summer Intern, Manufacturing & Quality

•Southern California Edison - Rosemead, California June 2004 - August 2004

Professional Aide, Staff Engineering


[1]S. J. Moura, H. K. Fathy, D. S. Callaway, and J. L. Stein, “A Stochastic Optimal ControlApproach for Power Management in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions onControl Systems Technology, v 19, n 3, p 545-555, May 2011.

[2]S. J. Moura, D. S. Callaway, H. K. Fathy, and J. L. Stein, “Tradeoffs between Battery EnergyCapacity and Stochastic Optimal Power Management in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,”Journal of Power Sources, v 195, n 9, p 2979-2988, May 2010.

[3]S. Bashash, S. J. Moura, J. C. Forman, and H. K. Fathy, “Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle chargepattern optimization for energy cost and battery longevity,” Journal of Power Sources, v 196, n 1,p 541-549, January 2011.

[4]S. J. Moura, J. C. Forman, S. Bashash, J. L. Stein, and H. K. Fathy, “Optimal Control of FilmGrowth in Lithium-Ion Battery Packs via Relay Switches,” IEEE Transactions on IndustrialElectronics, v 58, n 8, p 3555-3566, Aug 2011.

[5]S. Bashash, S. J. Moura, and H. K. Fathy, “On the Aggregated Grid Load Imposed by BatteryHealth-Conscious Charging of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Journal of Power Sources, v196, n 20, p 8747-8754, Oct 2011.

[6]S. J. Moura, J. L. Stein, and H. K. Fathy, “Battery Health Conscious Power Management in PluginHybrid Electric Vehicles via Electrochemical Modeling and Stochastic Control,” IEEETransactions on Control Systems Technology, v 21, n 3, pp. 679-694, May 2013.

[7]S. J. Moura and Y. A. Chang, “Lyapunov-based Switched Extremum Seeking for PhotovoltaicPower Maximization,” Control Engineering Practice, v 21, n 7, pp. 971-980, July 2013.

[8]S. J. Moura, N. A. Chaturvedi, M. Krstic, “Adaptive PDE Observer for Battery SOC/SOHEstimation via an Electrochemical Model,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement,and Control, to appear.

[9]S. J. Moura, J. Bendsten, V. Ruiz, “Parameter Identification of Aggregated ThermostaticallyControlled Loads for Smart Grids using PDE Techniques,” in review (Invited Paper).

[10]Sun, X. Hu, S. J. Moura, F. Sun, “Velocity Predictors for Predictive Energy Management inHybrid Electric Vehicles,” in review.


•University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship

•University of California (2011 - 2013)

•National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

•National Science Foundation (2008 - 2011)

•ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention

•Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2011)

•Distinguished Leadership Award

•College of Engineering, University of Michigan (2009)

•Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF)

•University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School (2006 – 2011)

•2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ft Lauderdale, CA USA

•Semi-Plenary Speaker

•2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA USA

•Best Student Paper Finalist

•2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA USA

•Best Student Paper Finalist


•IEEE International Workshop on Smart City | Hangzhou, China Aug 2013

•Chalmers University of Technology | Gothenburg, Sweden May 2013

•MINES ParisTech | Paris, France May 2013

•Carnegie Mellon University Mar 2013

•University of Michigan Feb 2013

•University of California, Santa Barbara Jan 2013

•Nest Labs Jan 2013

•Ohio State University Nov 2012

•University of California, Los Angeles Nov 2012

•Princeton University Mar 2012

•Bosch LLC, Research and Technology Center Jan 2012

•Tesla Motors Mar 2011

•University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Feb 2011

•California Institute of Technology Jan 2011

•Ford Motor Company Dec 2010